Music Monday: Just Breathe by Pearl Jam

This is a winner today on so many levels.

First off, don’t you feel like we all need to just take a second and breathe? I mean just breathe in and the expel all of the yuck that’s been building up inside in past weeks, months? Now, I’m not downplaying or being humorous. This is serious stuff. We do just need to take a moment, breathe, evaluate, re-evaluate, get steady because the stress can eat at us before we even know it’s happening. Sing. Listen to music. Make music. Create. Live.

Second, I recently commented (not here) that a couple of months ago I was stressing out about getting tickets for the Pearl Jam concert in Baltimore on March 28, which I didn’t get despite three levels of trying to. And, now, here we are faced with a nasty virus that makes that other stress look like a boardgame, Monopoly anyone? This is the way of life. Thankfully, we are all players.

And, last, Just Breathe is about telling the people you love that you love them, that you don’t take them for granted. We can all reach out without physically touching or even getting in the proximity of harm. We have the technology. Please, these days, just remember to ask: did I say that I love you? And, if you didn’t, do.

Did I say that I need you?

Did I say that I want you?

Oh, if I didn’t I’m a fool you see

No one knows this more than me

Songwriters: Eddie Vedder

My favorite Pearl Jam song? Maybe. Really close. One of my favorite bands? Oh, yeah.

Official Pearl Jam site

Pearl Jam on wiki

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